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More of the same? Blackouts halt Venezuelan oil refineries’ operations in Paraguaná Peninsula, blamed on sabotage

More of the same? Blackouts halt Venezuelan oil refineries’ operations in Paraguaná Peninsula, blamed on sabotage

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The crisis-hit Latin American country has suffered a series of mass power outages since early March, which the government has blamed on the United States and the country’s opposition, describing the blackouts as “sabotage attacks”. An apparent power outage has affected a crude oil refinery complex in north-west Venezuela on Saturday night, plunging a nearby community into darkness. The blackout halted Amuay and Cardon, two oil refineries located in the Paraguana Peninsula, Reuters reports citing sources within the state oil company PDVSA. Amuay and Cardon are two of the three refineries of Venezuela’s largest refinery complex, operated by PDSVA. While the company has not confirmed the news yet, photos of the blackout began making their way to social media. Dario Tremont, a regional coordinator of the Voluntad Popular (Popular Will) opposition party, claimed that the blackout took place near midnight after the breakdown of the third turbine at Cardon refinery. ​Another user said the…
Source: More of the same? Blackouts halt Venezuelan oil refineries’ operations in Paraguaná Peninsula, blamed on sabotage

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